Thursday, July 24, 2014

PACKING!

Packing for the Paper Parachute Retreat.....When I drive to a store I know I bring too much. This trip is no exception 3 suitcases of art supplies/ journals, plus a purse size bag for clothes and a basket of pens.
So many things to talk about and show!

You can still join in
http://paperparachuteartdesignco.com/art-retreat-july-2014-2/





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Sunday at SAS

12 NOON Sunday July 20th Bring your Journals , Altered Books pencils,colored and regular and a white gel pen. Let us know you are coming either by message here or on 
Facebook or call 509-327-6622

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coming up SOON The Paper Parachute Art Retreat

http://paperparachuteartdesignco.com/art-retreat-july-2014-2/

Join me at the end of July for the FABULOUS Paper Parachute Art Retreat weekend. I will be teaching 3 classes on Saturday the  26th in Beaverton OR.
You know me ..........tons of great info on all kinds of products and techniques. 3 FUN classes Check it out 
http://paperparachuteartdesignco.com/art-retreat-july-2014-2/



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Getting ready for June 22nd

Noon Sunday June 22, 2014
Get ready for our Visual Journal meeting.....we will be working on distressing collage photos...so bring a few fabulous collage photos from magazines....go big. Also bring your journals scissor and a big glue stick or your favorite sticky medium. I will bring the rest! email or facebook me to let me know you are coming or
with questions.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Starting with some new backgrounds


I spray painted these pages with stencils and then used some thinned down acrylic to alter the color.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Struggling with the camera


 I am constantly  dealing with camera issue but this has me stumped.....I have been using this IPhone for more than a year and all of a sudden I cannot get a decent picture. I have checked the settings .....any suggestions out there?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

working on some fun samples

For My classes at Art & Soul



MARYJO MCGRAW WILL BE HERE IN AUGUST FOR 3 GREAT CLASSES!!


Saturday, August 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ZENDOODLE YOUR STAMPS AND MORE – MaryJo McGraw $35
How to take your stamps and turn them into fabulous Black & White cards and journal pages FAST

Saturday, August 16, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., CREATIVE MINI COLLAGE CARDS - MaryJo McGraw $35
Do you love Inchies? Then you will love these mini collages that you make in no time from scraps and then turn into cards and more! Super Fast Stencil Fun! 

Saturday, August 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., BUILDING TEXTURE - MaryJo McGraw $35

Build up incredible texture with multiple layered stencils using sprays, pan pastels and more!
To sign up
Call 360.357.6820 or e-mail at artnsoul@artnsoul.comcastbiz.net.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today I forced myself

To do some updated pages in one of my landscape journals....the last few weeks have been tough....my Dad passed, two friends passed as well and I changed jobs. It has been hard to want to do any art work at all but you have to get back on the horse sometime so today I got out the Montana spray paint and started spraying. I picked three colors black orange and pale yellow....one mask I made and went through this journal. 
If you are up to it this Sunday at noon Our Visual Journal group will be meeting for the first time (on a Sunday) all over again.    Let me know IF you are coming PLEASE!!!!!!!
Bring a journal or two, scissors and any spray stuff you have including Dylusion Sprays or Spray paint and join us!
ONLY $5





Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Heading Back to ART & SOUL!

http://bellacartaatartnsoul.blogspot.com/p/sunday-september-1-10am-3pm-maryjo.html
Go to the link above and check out my upcoming classes at Art & Soul in August!
I am so looking forward to seeing all the girls again so I hope you all can make it!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Join me for Paper Parachutes First Art Retreat, July 25th, 26th, & 27th!
I am so happy that at this retreat I get to see my dear Agi Werner, the founder and designer of so many elegant stamps and papers for Paper Parachute returning to teach 3 classes!
I will be teaching 3 classes at the retreat
They described me as Maryjo McGraw, artist, author, DVD instructor and pioneer in artistic paper arts! I like that PIONEER line! I will use that......
These are some quick pics for my classes at the RetreatMixed Media collage
Whimsical Face
Dylusion card class
http://paperparachuteartdesignco.com/art-retreat-july-2014-2/

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Moving Forward!

Big Changes for me! I have a new job and next week I will be leaving the Spokane Art Supply family for a new career as a residential care giver locally in Idaho. I will still teach occasionally..... my journaling & mixed media classes locally and nationally....... if fact check out....paper parachute I will be teaching there in July!
This is a big shift in my life especially for my art. Over the last 30 years I have always had some type of ART job, either selling my own art or selling products to make art. I am hoping that this job will give me time to create more of my own art!
I will still be doing the first 2 Secret Blogs until June and updating them forever!  I will decide then if I will be continuing with online classes and such. 
Stay tuned......

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hope you all
Are enjoying springtime treats today! I am loving that the daffodils are blooming and many of the plants are budding out.....the lilacs will be here before you know it!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Using white pens

In general. I use white pens every day. in my journals and in artwork......The Sharpie waterbased marker is great to fill in areas that you have overworked or to add texture and it can be colored over with most pens once it is dry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tomorrow wed April 9th

Studio play we will be testing out light molding paste wet and dry. Join in the fun at 5:30pm for only $10. Its a great deal for mixed media people who want to   
Try before they buy!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Great Class today!

Many Thanks to you all that came out for class ....Click on the tabs above to see more ARTWORK and More JOURNAL PAGES 
We do even more on the SECRET BLOG

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WED Visual Journaling Sat Textural Effects Class

So much going on this week....First VISUAL JOURNALERS Bring your accordian journal for working in this week and doing covers .....I will be showing how to do a textured tissue paper covers.....so come even if you don't have an accordian journal and make one for your regular journal
AND this Saturday........

New  Textural Abstracts with MaryJo McGraw April 5th at Spokane Art Supply!
10am-4pm
Need more info on products that can enhance your Abstract painting join MaryJo for all the texture products you can handle in one day!
Only $45 for the day Bring your Apron  and brushes and a 16x20 substrate.
SPACE IS LIMITED......RESERVE your spot today!
509-327-6622

Using combs for texture
Molding Pastes and gels

CLear Tar Gel

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Join me Next Saturday!

New  Textural Abstracts with MaryJo McGraw April 5th
10am-4pm
Need more info on products that can enhance your Abstract painting join MaryJo for all the texture products you can handle in one day!
Only $45 for the day Bring your Apron  and brushes and a 16x20 substrate.
SPACE IS LIMITED......RESERVE your spot today!
509-327-6622

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Updating saints

Sister Marie Goauche
actually a thin layer of gesso over a variety of techniques including oil pastel and Copic markers

St. Lippy

Our lady of the Grasses appropriately dressed in plastic........Lacey in Uniball Signo White



Charcoal Saint


St Bullseye

Sister Metallica

Just a beginning

Sisters Duo Menta

St Pink

Our Lady Numerica

Sister Mandala

The back cover done with aluminum tape and black oil pastel